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ENGL 3120. Document Design. 3 Hours.

Required of English majors pursuing an emphasis in Professional & Technical Writing, and open to students who wish to create effective professional documents for the workplace. Successful students will demonstrate competence in all aspects of document design, including (but not limited to) the following: overall organization and layout; usability theory, application and testing; data organization and display; visual rhetoric (the use of color, size and white space); and theories of writer-based and reader-based writing. Also examines existing research on how different readers process information in different ways. Students will write their own technical documents, for both print and online contexts, in order to apply knowledge learned in class. Prerequisite: ENGL 2010 (Grade C or higher). SP.